Monday Mentionings: January 11

Super quick reminder to check out my Running Buddy Pouch giveaway post  – it’s super easy to enter to win, and I have 2 pouches to give away!! Remember to enter to win by Friday!

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Apparently, last week was all about trying new foods! Tuesday, at work, a bunch of us ordered from Holy Land Cafe, which is a middle eastern ethnic food cafe close to our office.  I tried the Shawarma, which was really tasty! I will admit that most of the reason that I decided to get the shawarma was because they talked about it in Avengers and it always kind of stuck.  Anyway, it was really quite delicious, and I’d definitely order this again!

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Thursday night, I went to my first cycle class at the Athletic Club of Overland Park.  I’ve taken 2 cycle classes, ever, previous to this week, and both were in Milwaukee, most recently with my sister as the instructor.  So I took a class Thursday night, and again on Saturday morning, with a different instructor.  I’m taking cycle classes, of course, because I’m restricted from running for 2 weeks because of my torn meniscus.  Both classes last week were fun, but I liked the style of the Saturday morning class better.  And neither class topped my sister’s class  I’m going to a third instructor’s cycle class at the Athletic Club tonight, so we’ll see which one I like best!  I have enjoyed the classes, and will likely keep going to at least one a week after I’m allowed to run again.

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With no running at all last week (insert sad face here), I’ve had a lot of extra cuddle time with Jasper.  I went to the gym instead of running last week, but still had extra time to snuggle with Jazzy.

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Friday, I tried another new food! A few of us from work went to a Korean restaurant nearby, called Choga.  I’d never eaten Korean food before, and decided on the Bimbimbap, and was very surprised at how much I liked it!  It was similar to Chinese food, in some ways, but it was also distantly different, and very tasty.

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Saturday morning I went to the gym bright and early to go to the cycle class, and then met with a personal trainer to discuss options for strengthening my quads, hamstrings, and calves to help protect my knee and the meniscus tear.  Later, on Saturday, I met up with Amy and we ate at Potbelly, then went to Sisters, and believe it or not, we didn’t even take a picture.  Who would have thought! The food was great, the movie was funny, and it was a much needed girls’ afternoon with my best.

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Pretty much the remainder of the weekend was devoted to watching Making a Murderer.  I’m a bit late to the game on watching, and have 2 episodes left to watch (likely tonight).  I won’t really talk about it on here much, but it is a very compelling documentary on Netflix, and if you give it a watch, it’ll definitely entertain you and make you think a lot about the justice system.  Jasper wasn’t as enthralled as I was, but he kept me company.

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I’m looking forward, this week, to trying new things at the gym, getting through my second (and hopefully last) week of no running, and being one week closer to spring!

Again, don’t forget to read and enter to win the Buddy Pouches!

Buddy Pouch Giveaway!

Hi friends, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I have an exciting giveaway for you: not just one, but TWO Running Buddy Pouches! Two lucky winners will get a Buddy Pouch 6+, the most convenient way to carry your keys, phone, gels, and medicine while you run, walk, cycle, sightsee, etc!

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Nearly a year ago, I tried out the Running Buddy magnetic pouch for the first time, and haven’t looked back since!  My initial review of the Running Buddy Pouch is here, and shortly after I became an Ambassador, and can’t say enough good things about this product.

The Buddy Pouch 6+ is the largest buddy pouch offered, and has plenty of room for the largest of phones, in addition to keys, gels, passports, credit cards, epipens, inhalers, etc.  The pouch magnetically attaches to your waistband, so there is no bouncing, no falling off, and no adjusting!

I have 2 brand new Buddy Pouches to give to two lucky winners!  All you have to do is share this post on Facebook or Twitter and leave me a comment below telling me why you want a Buddy Pouch, and that you’ve shared the post.  

Only one entry per person, so you can pick which social media platform you’d like to share, and encourage your friends to share and comment too!  My kitty and his hedgehog toy are not included.  =P   This post is not sponsored by anyone, but I do love the Buddy Pouch!  Also, please be aware I can only ship to US or Canada.   The two winners will be chosen at random on January 15  at 6:00pm and announced soon after!!  Good luck and run happy!

UPDATE 01/15/16: The winners have been announced! Thank you so much for participating!